Boroline Antiseptic Ayurvedic Cream
We all have antiseptic creams in our first aid boxes and today I am going to review one of this from boroline. I remember my mother using it while we were growing up. Some wound or minor bruises are integral part of almost everyone’s childhood. It was mine to and like any other normal child I manage to get some injuries time to time while playing badminton, running or cycling. My brother was champion in getting some really serous injuries and end up getting tetanus shots. But still my mother would clean the wound with some antiseptic liquid and apply this cream.
Boroline Antiseptic Ayurvedic Cream is a luxuriantly rich night repair cream to heal dry and rough skin overnight. Use Boroline every night and wake up every morning with soft, happy skin.
About the Product:-
The name Boroline is derived from its ingredients, “Boro” from boric powder, which has antiseptic properties, and “olin” as a variant of the Latin word oleum, meaning oil. The cream is combination of essential oils, waxes and its remarkable antiseptic properties are a result of boric powder and zinc oxide.
The logo was carefully choosen for. Elephant signifies steadiness and strength. Moreover, to many, elephant has an auspicious significance. Keeping these values in mind, elephant was choosen as Boroline’s logo, hoping that it would bestow luck and spell success. The logo caught on. In the rural heart land of India, Boroline is still known as the “hathiwala cream” (cream with the elephant logo).
- Soften dry chapped lips
- Smoothen rough hands
- Smoothen rough elbows and abraded skin
- Heal cracked heels
- Soften rough feet
- Heal cracked nipples
- Protect baby against nappy rashes
- Rapidly heal operation stitch marks
- Heal sunburns and scars
- Soften chronically dry, chapped, itchy skin
INR 20 for 10gms
INR 32 for 20gms
INR 60 for 40gms
How to use Boroline:-
- Clean the skin well and then apply Boroline – gently massaging in the cream.
- Warming up Boroline and using it in molten state increases its efficacy – specially in curing skin infections.
- In case the cut is open and deep, it is advisable to apply Boroline only when the cut has closed and begun to dry up. During early stages apply Suthol and keep the cut covered and dry.
Where not to use Boroline:-
- Do not use Boroline on pimples which occur due to excessive oil secretion. Boroline being oily itself will aggravate the problem.
- Do not apply Boroline on very deep wounds, which are raw and weeping. Keep such wounds dry and covered, preferably washing with Suthol twice a day and using medication as per Doctor’s advice. Cover with cotton and a clean gauge that allows air circulation.
- Boric Acid
Boric Acid has mild anti bacterial and anti fungal properties.
- Zinc Oxide
Zinc Oxide is a mild astringent for the skin and has a soothing and protective action in skin infections.
- Anhydrous Lanolin
Lanolin is a natural product.
It increases the absorption of active ingredients.
It acts as an excellent emollient. This is due to the presence of alcohols collectively known as lanolin alcohols.
Lanolin alcohols include cholesterol (30%), lanosterol(25%), cholestanol(3%), agnosterol(2%) and various other alcohols (40%).
My opinion on the product:-
My mother used to keep a tube of this overtime in her dressing table drawer and use this as multipurpose cream. She would use this for chapped lips, cracked heels, minor cuts, burns or injury, on elbow and knees, as night cream sometime in winters. But all of a sudden when many new creams were introduced in market she stopped using this more often. But still keep a tube of this to treat our wounds.
That time this cream used to come in just one packaging of 20 gms. It still comes in the same packaging but now tub pack is also introduced by the brand. I feel nostalgic when I open this tube from its green cartoon cover. I have this green painted metal tube packaging with small green screw open cap.
The cream is white and have thick consistency. Its texture is smooth and spreads very easily but needs to work a little to let it sink into skin. I have combination type skin so I don’t use it on my face. But have heard people getting smooth the next morning skin when they use it as night cream. Its fragrance is nice, herbal and mild which brings back my childhood memories. The ream has not changed and really an all-purpose cream. I use it as a hand cream and love how it moisturizes, heels and soothes my skin. One of the main ingredient is lanoline but…….
What is Lanolin?
Lanolin is a natural substance produced by a sheep’s wool. Their fur has an ever slight waxy surface. This wool wax, or wool grease as it is known, helps their coats repel water. It is not vegan but an animal product.
What I Liked:-
- Easily available
- Smooth texture
- Travel friendly
- Hygienic tube packaging.
- Contains boric acid (mild antiseptic and antifungal), zinc oxide (astringent and soothing), lanolin (emollient) etc.
- Soothes and heals severely dry skin .
- Makes skin smooth and soft.
- Nice Smell.
What I didn’t Liked:-
A bit oily for face.
Will I repurchase and recommend:-
Yes, I love this cream and would recommend to use this once if you haven’t tried it yet. It is a multi purpose cream and I am sure you will find it better than any other antiseptic, crack heel repair cream, hand cream etc. I want to also try their new ultra-smooth variant which I guess can be used as face cream.